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2017 Craft-olutions

Friday, 30. December 2016 19:05

So 12 months ago I made some craftolutions. Some have been met, others not so much! I am almost finished my twelfth self-0striping project for the year and I knit a baable hat. I did finish or frog quite a few WIPs and my stash didn’t grow that much (that I am willing to admit, anyway!). I decided early in the year that there are so many wonderful podcasts out there that me adding to them was not really adding anything new.

For 2017 I want to focus more on garments. This year I knit two sweaters- well one still needs buttons and I have three WIPs- all of which were WIPs at the start of the year too… I also want to get back into spinning more regularly. So I have decided to try and keep goals simple…

  • 6 garments (including the three on the needles!)
  • 12 bumps of fibre (might even sign up for Spin the Bin¬†I think!)
  • 12 self-striping items- but look at more worsted weight items perhaps!
  • Camp Loopy
  • 4 new sock patterns. I feel a lot of the time I am knitting vanilla¬†Fish Lips Kiss Heels or Mystik Spirals and want to branch out- I have heaps of ideas in my queue!
  • Attend Spendigo and go with a list of plans and purchase for plans!

I am fortunate in I have a job where I sit with patients and some of the time I can sit and knit. This works so well as sometimes patients get anxious when you sit there and look at them and doing something can put them at ease, plus it gives us something else to talk about! The plan is in 2018 to be working as a RN and I will not be in the position to sit and knit at work.

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Episode 2- Sleep Deprived!

Monday, 7. January 2013 8:38


Show Notes:

Thanks: Carolyn (cawshirley) from the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast, Amanda (ElizabethQuintan) from Knittin’ in the Sun

Intersection Break Hat in Three Irish Girls Felicity Chambray colourway

Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Leisl by Ysolda Teague
Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Evenstar by Susan Pandorf

Snuggles Project coordinated by the amazing Sadie of the Yarnivore Podcast

Into the Whirled Club

Show notes at fifikins.com. Podcast now available via iTunes!

Sigh… I know, the audio is out of sync. Apparently it is an iMovie issue. Might go back to using my old iMovie next week.

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A Down Under Yarn- Episode 1: Let’s see how we go here

Sunday, 30. December 2012 20:18



Show Notes:

Look for Fifikins on Twitter, Flickr, Plurk, Instagram, Pinterest
What is a yarn? Having a yarn!
A little about me…


Intersections Break by MSkiKnits in Three Irish Girls Felicity


Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku
Leisl by Ysolda Teague

Stitch Pixie bag from Tangled Yarns
Lazy Sock Monkey bag from here

Clubs and Acquisitions

Three Irish Girls Stash Menagerie Club


Bits ‘n’ Bobs

Movies- The Hobbit and Les Miserables

PostScript: I did make some show notes before I sat down to record, but I forgot to thank the gorgeous cawshirley for her encouragement.

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